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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 781559 Event: 04/18/1991Employee Hospitalized With Chemical Burns From Eto Cylinders
Employee #1 was changing over empty ethylene oxide cylinders without ppe. He failed to follow hospital procedures for changing the cylinders and did not notify the hospital's central sterile supervisor about the unavailability of the required protective clothing. Employee #1 was hospitalized with chemical burns on his legs.
Keywords: cylinder, ppe, ethylene oxide, work rules, chemical burn, gas leak, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112357116 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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